Location

OS co-ordinates: NG 352 386           Post Code: IV56 8FA

From Struan jettyCauseway over Loch BeagSunset over Loch Beag

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Our Cottages have a lovely position halfway up the island and just 45 minutes’ drive from the Skye Bridge. Visitors frequently praise this central location because they can explore the whole island, without too much driving.

The village of Struan is within walking distance.  The other side of Struan there is a well-preserved Iron Age broch. Just 3 miles away, at low tide you can walk out to the delightful little island of Oronsay.

Our location means we are equidistant from Skye’s 2 major centres, Portree, with all of its shopping, hotels and dining facilities and Dunvegan with its world-famous castle with boat trips to the seal colonies.

The Cuillins are a short drive South, as are Armadale Castle and Talisker distillery and visitor centre.

View across Loch BracadaleView from cottagesBoats on Loch Beag

DIRECTIONS

The most convenient way to get to Skye is across the bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin

  1. At the roundabout immediately after the bridge, turn right on to the A87 towards Portree and Broadford.
  2. After 9 miles you will reach Broadford where there is a Supermarket and a 24 hour petrol station. Continue straight through on the A87 towards Portree.
  3. After 16 miles at the Sligachan Hotel, branch left at the sign for Dunvegan, on to the A863.
  4. After 12 miles on the A863, the road heads inland up a long sea inlet. You will see the three cottages across the bay. The road crosses this inlet by a causeway leading on to a bridge. Immediately over the bridge, the B885 goes right to Portree.
  5. Carry straight on and 150 metres after this right turn you pass a sign for Balgown. After another 100 metres, just before climbing the hill, look for a narrow entrance on the right, sign-posted Bracadale Holiday Cottages.
  6. If you come to the sign for Struan, you have gone too far and should turn round back down the hill and you will find us on the left at the bottom.
  7. Alternatively, you may catch the Caledonian MacBrayne seasonal car ferry from Mallaig to Armadale, (http://www.calmac.co.uk) or the small private ferry – also seasonal – from Glenelg to Kylerhea. In this case you should head for Broadford and follow the directions, above, from there.
TRAVEL BY ROAD AND RAIL

BY ROAD
from Edinburgh – 239 miles – 5.5 hours
from Glasgow – 266 miles – 5.5 hours
from Aberdeen – 224 miles – 5.5 hours
from Inverness – 125 miles – 2.5 hours

BY RAIL to Inverness
from London – 8 to 9 hours
from Edinburgh – 2.5 hours
from Glasgow – 3.5 hours
from Aberdeen – 2.5 hours

See http://www.calmac.co.uk/timetables for ferry information for the crossing from Mallaig to Armadale in the south of Skye.

Driving time from Armadale to Bracadale Holiday Cottages – 1.25 hours

Thank you for such a lovely stay in Heron Cottage . We had a fab time. The cottage was so welcoming, so clean and cosy and the cake and drinks were a lovely welcome. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of Skye, it was a nice retreat from noisy town life.